The Žirovnica Cultural Heritage Path connects culture-historical monuments, including the seven focal points which are Matija Čop's birth house in Žirovnica, Fran Saleški Finžgar's birth house in Doslovče, Janša's apiary in Breznica, Janez Jalen's birth house in Rodine, France Prešeren's birth house, the village's central lime tree and St. Mark's Church in Vrba. The Žirovnica Cultural Path's first beginnings stretch to the end of the 19. century but it took over a century for it to be shaped to its current form.
The purpose of this diploma-work is to find as many of the Path's meanings attributed to it by people as possible. For easier orientation this work also includes an overview of the formation of the Path and an introduction to the local surroundings.
This work, which is based on read literature, field work, conducted interviews and personal participation shows numerous views and opinions of the Path's meaning to different individuals. Also presented is the Path's value at the end of the 19. and the 20. century, its significance to the current generation and potential in the future – especially in tourism.